On Comprehensive Exams

The third in the November monthly series on writing is: the comprehensive exam.

In my department, we take a written exam lasting six hours and may or may not take an oral portion.  I planned to post my comprehensive exam list as a resource for other Romanticists, but it’s not ready to go live yet.  Editing it for general viewing has proved to be more time consuming than I thought.  Consider this post a placeholder for the announcement on when it goes live.

UPDATE 11/22/2010: Version 1.0 of my comprehensive exam list is now online!  There are some funky formatting issues that I’m still working on, but you get the general list in all its glory.  Have fun!